Review: The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

Review: The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick
The Golden Spider
Book Info

Released: August 8th 2016
Genre: Steampunk
Series: The Elemental Web Chronicles #1
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Pages: 482

Recommended Read!

“I’m glad to say that this is a steampunk romance I could sink my teeth into and enjoy!”
~ Under the Covers

You may know this already, but I struggle to read steampunk.  I have the hardest time getting really into the stories I’ve read in this genre.  This is not to say I haven’t found some favorites, but usually they’re few and far between.  Enter THE GOLDEN SPIDER.  I was lured in by the beautiful cover and I admit it’s been on my radar for quite some time.  I’m glad to say that this is a steampunk romance I could sink my teeth into and enjoy!

There’s a bit of mystery and murder investigation, there’s a dash of steampunk elements weaved into the mystery and murder in an interesting fashion.  But mostly there’s the characters and the writing.  This book just flowed and drew me in.  Lady Amanda is a strong willed female that likes to push her way into being taken seriously.  She’s smart and feminine and for the most part quite unapologetic about it.  I adored her character because there are still so many things in life she has no clue about but at the same time she’s already gone through more than most.  She’s also fiercely loyal to her family.

The love interest, Lord Thornton, couldn’t have been a better fit.  They make a kick ass team in the research and science department but they also have great chemistry together!  He’s a bit perfectly imperfect and I love my heroes to be like that.  Maybe even a bit of a grump and guarded but with plenty of reason.  The romance here also deals with a student/teacher relationship that in no way felt or played on the taboo aspect of it.

I am, finally, excited to continue reading a steampunk author/series and I haven’t felt that way in years.


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About Anne Renwick

Though Anne Renwick holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains.

Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.


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  1. Awesome review Francesca!!! I can’t wait to read this series!! Beautiful covers and they sound so good!! Shared on all my socials!!??

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